Steve Forbes: “I’m Not A Sprinter, I’m A Marathon Runner”

So I jump on the Steve Forbes conference call and what do I get?  More of the same?  Nope, Forbes actually managed to keep my interest, unlike “The Golden Boy”. Nothing really to share that you have not already heard in the news or on HBO’s Countdown special.  Still below are some observations: – Already I’m pulling for Forbes, his call was only 6 minutes late. – You know that Forbes is being treated as the proverbial underdog as the usually long-winded Richard Shaffer only speaks for a minute.  – Further proof that you are the “B-Side” in a fight:  Oscar De lay Hoya is throwing out the first pitch at the LA Dodgers game on Saturday.  Steve Forbes is doing the coin flip for the LA Galaxy that same night.  For the vast majority of people out there the LA Galaxy is Los Angeles’ professional soccer team.  Yes, we have pro soccer here in America.  – I really like Forbes.  He comes off as extremely humble and appreciative of his recent fortunes.  He’s like the anti-Mayweather. – Contender head honcho Jeff Wald comments on the fact that there will be Mayweather in each corner (Floyd Sr. trains De La Hoya and Jeff Mayweather will be training Steve Forbes).  Wald even jokes that they should have Roger referee to complete the trifecta and PR guru Kelly Swanson takes a shot by claiming they would need a translator for Roger.  Awkward…. Some quotes from the call: Steve Forbes “I bring defense, fearlessness, and a competitive spirit”. “I think [De La Hoya] is a little more focused on me then people think”. “I’m a decision fighter.  “I’m not a sprinter, I’m a marathon runner.” “When I got the call I was in shock because things like this don’t happen to me.” Jeff Wald “There is no quit in Steve Forbes.” “There is nothing more dangerous then a hungry fighter and Steve is a hungry fighter.”

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (http://www.tbrb.org). He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a staff writer for CQ Roll Call.

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So I jump on the Steve Forbes conference call and what do I get?  More of the same?  Nope, Forbes actually managed to keep my interest, unlike “The Golden Boy”.
Nothing really to share that you have not already heard in the news or on HBO’s Countdown special.  Still below are some observations:
– Already I’m pulling for Forbes, his call was only 6 minutes late.
– You know that Forbes is being treated as the proverbial underdog as the usually long-winded Richard Shaffer only speaks for a minute. 
– Further proof that you are the “B-Side” in a fight:  Oscar De lay Hoya is throwing out the first pitch at the LA Dodgers game on Saturday.  Steve Forbes is doing the coin flip for the LA Galaxy that same night.  For the vast majority of people out there the LA Galaxy is Los Angeles’ professional soccer team.  Yes, we have pro soccer here in America. 
– I really like Forbes.  He comes off as extremely humble and appreciative of his recent fortunes.  He’s like the anti-Mayweather.
– Contender head honcho Jeff Wald comments on the fact that there will be Mayweather in each corner (Floyd Sr. trains De La Hoya and Jeff Mayweather will be training Steve Forbes).  Wald even jokes that they should have Roger referee to complete the trifecta and PR guru Kelly Swanson takes a shot by claiming they would need a translator for Roger.  Awkward….
Some quotes from the call:
Steve Forbes
“I bring defense, fearlessness, and a competitive spirit”.
“I think [De La Hoya] is a little more focused on me then people think”.
“I’m a decision fighter.  “I’m not a sprinter, I’m a marathon runner.”
“When I got the call I was in shock because things like this don’t happen to me.”
Jeff Wald
“There is no quit in Steve Forbes.”
“There is nothing more dangerous then a hungry fighter and Steve is a hungry fighter.”

About Tim Starks

Tim is the founder of The Queensberry Rules and co-founder of The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board (http://www.tbrb.org). He lives in Washington, D.C., where he is a staff writer for CQ Roll Call.

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